Assistant Family Law Facilitator

Marin County Superior Court - San Rafael, CA


Applications must be completed electronically at:

Funding for this position is tied to federal and state grants specifically designated for this position and continued employment is contingent upon ongoing funding.

Under direction of the Family Law Facilitator, the Assistant Family Law Facilitator provides assistance to self-represented litigants with family law matters, including but not limited to, dissolutions of marriage, parentage, child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation. The Assistant Family Law Facilitator also provides assistance in certain civil matters such as unlawful detainers, small claims, and guardianship cases.

This is a journey-level classification that provides specialized legal support work in the Legal Self Help Services office and reports to the Family Law Facilitator. The Assistant Family Law Facilitator is expected to work with minimal supervision and to exercise sound judgment in performing family law and civil legal work. This classification is distinguished from the higher-level classification of Family Law Facilitator in that the latter is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Legal Self-Help staff and the Family Law Facilitator and Self-Help Programs.

-Conducts workshops on a variety of topics including dissolution of marriage, establishment/modification of child support, and conservatorships.
-Assists with providing information and educational materials to parents concerning the process of establishing parentage or establishing, modifying and enforcing child and spousal support orders.

-Interacts and communicates with the public, judges and courtroom staff in the processing of orders; confers with attorneys and litigants regarding motions, orders, or other documents; reviews child support, custody or visitation cases with judicial officer; and prepares Stipulations, Orders After Hearings and Wage Assignments.
-Provides parents with referrals to the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) and works together DCSS staff to provide coordinated services for families. Prepares child and spousal support calculations using specialized software programs.
-Provides litigants with referrals to local legal programs and social services agencies.
-Prepares and submits reports for the Family Law Facilitator Electronic Database and for the AB 1058 Program.
-Assists in the hiring and training of staff and provides input to manager concerning job performance issues.
-Assists in coordinating and expanding existing Self-Help programs and assists in implementing and managing new programs.

Education and Experience
Education: Graduation from an accredited law school and current active membership in the State Bar of California required.
Experience: Two years as a practicing attorney in family law or experience as a Family Law Facilitator or Self-Help Attorney in another trial court; public contact experience a plus; Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,782.00 to $115,000.00 /year